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Nicole Uphoff-Becker

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameNicole•Uphoff-Becker (-Selke)
Used nameNicole•Uphoff-Becker
Born25 January 1967 in Duisburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen (GER)
Measurements173 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsFTR Mülheim, Mülheim an der Ruhr (GER)
NOC Germany West Germany

Biography

A dressage rider, Nicole Uphoff won her first international event in 1987 aboard Rembrandt. It presaged her dominance of dressage for the coming years. In both 1992 and 1996 she won the individual dressage gold medal and helped Germany to the team title at the Olympics. She repeated her double victories at the 1989 Europeans and 1990 World Championships. Nationally, she won the titles 1988-89 and 1993. She retired after the 1996 Olympic Games, marrying German Olympic show jumper Otto Becker but also divorced.

Uphoff-Selke later led a marketing company together with her second husband. She also worked with several German TV channels to comment the CHIO at Aachen.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) FRG Nicole Uphoff
Individual, Open (Olympic) Rembrandt 1 Gold
Team, Open (Olympic) Rembrandt / West Germany 1 Gold
1992 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) GER Nicole Uphoff
Individual, Open (Olympic) Rembrandt 1 Gold
Team, Open (Olympic) Rembrandt / Germany 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Equestrian Dressage (Equestrian) GER Nicole Uphoff-Becker
Individual, Open (Olympic) Rembrandt 14

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1992 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Closing Ceremony GER Nicole Uphoff-Becker

Olympic family relations